Pataffio.

Paperback

German language

Published March 31, 1996 by Fischer (Tb.), Frankfurt.

ISBN:
9783596122806
OCLC Number:
75689322

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4 stars (1 review)

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A different perspective on human fallacies

4 stars

Quite a unique, fun, irreverent novel, which inspired the famous Italian comedy 'The Incredible Army of Brancaleone' by Monicelli, set in fictional late-medieval feud in central Italy. The author brilliantly and fluently alternates between a macaronic Latin, Vulgar, and Roman dialect, and ironically highlights the shortcomings of the feudal system. Somehow the novel manages to feel extremely actual with regard to the present struggles in Italian society.